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Moving on up

You’ve been thinking about it for a while now. Mortgage rates are favourable, and the housing market for re-selling is great. You have done your research and the benefits, long term, outweigh any apparent risks in selling your existing home and buying a new one.

Before you call in a professional and experienced realtor like Mary Bateman to give you a free market assessment, there are a few things you should consider to help present your condominium or single family dwelling at its best.

Here are a few inexpensive and relatively easy fixes you should consider. Get out your digital camera and start by making a room by room pictorial and make notes beside the appropriate images. Many tasks you may be able to do yourself. Others may require professional help. It’s your call.

Wall cracks, holes or dents – fill and touch up, repair torn or loose wall paper and either touch up walls with paint – or repaint everything;

Window trim, door trim and baseboards – touch up or replace if damaged;

Windows – replace cracked glass and make sure all windows operate properly;

Light switch plates and electrical outlets – if cracked, outdated or not working, replace them;

Faucets and toilets – repair if leaking or dripping;

Toilet seats – replace if cracked or broken;

Flooring – repair or replace flooring that is chipped, scratched, loose or broken;

Carpets – steam clean so they look their best;

Cupboard doors and drawers– repair any doors that do not swing smoothly or drawers that stick; and,

Replace light fixtures that do not work properly, or are outdated; also, replace burnt out light bulbs.

Mary Bateman is your trusted single resource for all kinds of housing options in Barrie and Simcoe County. A professional real estate agent with considerable expertise and knowledge of the residential  market, she is ready to work for and with you. Call Mary Bateman today at RE/MAX Chay Realty Inc. at (705) 722-7100 or toll free (866) 606-2429. Get to know Mary at or on Facebook. A convenient call or a click away.

Awards & Designations

Hall of Fame Award, Lifetime Achievment Award, Platinum Club Award. ABR and SRES


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Barrie: (705) 722-7100

Toll Free: (866) 606-2429


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